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2021 Food Challenge March 30th, 2021
Travis County 4-H November Council Meeting
Backyard Bug Webinars: Fly Identification and Management
Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Webinar There are many types of flies in Texas that live in close proximity to humans. Because some can carry diseases of humans and domestic animals, it is important to keep their populations low. Understanding their habits and life cycle can help you manage their populations. Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will help you identify the most common flies and give you tips for controlling them. Join her for this webex presentation. Meeting Information Date: Friday,… Read More →
Pruning Fruit Trees and Berries Workshop
Pruning Fruit Trees and Berry Canes February is the perfect month for pruning fruit trees and berry canes. Travis County Master Gardeners Reed Burnam, Joe Posern, and Sheryl Williams will be conducting a hands-on workshop on how to prune peaches, plums, pomegranates, figs, persimmons, loquats, and blackberries. Please join us February 15, 2020 from 10am to 1pm. The workshop is held outdoors at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center Community Garden, 1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78753. Space is limited, please reserve your spot here. The Gus Garcia… Read More →
How to Keep Your Teen Healthy?
By Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT-Austin Spring Intern Adolescence is a period of time during which teens are exploring their choices and adjusting to emotional, mental, and physical change. Not only do you have to worry about the choices your teenagers are making but you have to worry about their nutrition too! It is important we understand teenagers are going through their second major growth period. That is why the nutritional needs for teenagers increase greatly. In order to stay healthy, you have to make sure teens are eating right!… Read More →
Let’s Talk about Breastfeeding
By Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT-Austin Spring Intern There is no doubt that breastfeeding is a healthy practice for mothers and babies. The problem is not all mothers know the benefits of breastfeeding. Mothers may also have questions about breastfeeding. Some of these questions may include, are there foods I should avoid eating while pregnant? How often should I breast feed? How will I know whether my baby is getting enough milk? When should I introduce the bottle if I decide to stop breastfeeding or alternate between breast milk and… Read More →
Stay Physically Active with Your Family Year-Round!
By: Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 Do you find it hard to be active with your family? The key to an active family is finding fun and exciting things to do! Combining a healthy diet and physical activity is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To be healthy, you can be physically active with your family! There are activities you and your family can do every season no matter the weather outside. Image source: Flicker (Va. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0) When you find yourself… Read More →
Health Trends in Travis County
By Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT-Austin Spring Intern Why is it important to know about the health diseases where you live? If you can prevent any health issues, you need to know what is going on around you. In Travis County, the number one cause of death is cancer. Heart disease is the second major cause of death in Travis County. Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States too? People may get these diseases because they do not exercise or… Read More →
Check Out Your Neighborhood Center!
By: Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 Did you know there are places in your neighborhood where you can get food and clothes? These places can also give your children a place to be safe and play. If you need help finding employment community centers are there to help! We can see that community centers provide a wide range of services. The services that community centers offer might depend on where they are located. For example, some community centers have pools and gymnasiums. Other community centers offer basic… Read More →
Make Healthy Shifts in Food Choices
Author: Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD Celebrate March by “Putting Your Best Fork Forward”, as the theme for National Nutrition Month®. “According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Making changes to eating patterns can take time. Every food choice is an opportunity to move toward a healthy eating pattern, no matter how small the shifts, “said Danielle Krueger a Registered Dietitian with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Put your best… Read More →